Carpooling for kids

Rides start at $8 then increase depending on distance

(cylonka Bsg/SXC)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Carpooling service Shuddle is launching a new service to help out busy parents and guardians. 

Business Wire reports, the company is offering rides specifically designed for children.  The company will transport children between activities when parents can't.  

Customers can become a Shuddle member by paying $9 a month.  From there customers can schedule rides starting at $8.  The cost increases depending on distance, but a person is not charged by how long it takes to get to the destination. 

Shuddle drivers have to go through interviews, background checks, DMV records check before becoming a driver.  The person must also have references Shuddle can contact when applying. 

According to Shuddle's website, a parent or guardian can track the child's journey to their destination using the app. 

Currently Shuddle is offering carpool rides for kids in California.